Some like using Nautilus scripts to extend Nautilus functionality, such as “open as root”,”open with gedit” in right-click menu. Absolutely, there’re a few useful and powerful Nautilus extensions available from Ubuntu default repository to extension Nautilus file browser.

1. nautilus-open-terminal, nautilus plugin for opening terminals in arbitrary local paths. Right-click on a folder and select “open in terminal”, a terminal window will pop up and auto-navigate to this directory.

To install this extension, run sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal, then log-out and back in.

2. nautilus-gksu, privilege granting extension for nautilus using gksu. Add a “open as administrator” in right-click menu. To install this extension, run sudo apt-get install nautilus-gksu, then logout and back in.

3. nautilus-wallpaper Nautilus extension. Add a “set as wallpaper” entry in context menu. To install this extension, run sudo apt-get install nautilus-wallpaper, then log-out and back in.

4. nautilus-image-converter, nautilus extension to mass resize or rotate images. Use sudo apt-get install nautilus-image-converter to install the extension, and then logout and back in.

For more, you can run this command to get available extensions with brief explication.

apt-cache search nautilus-